Don’t leave Taha’a without a visit to one of the cultivators of the island’s treasures, vanilla. You’ll be shown how it’s pollinated by hand and then dried in the sun for a month, so that it can develop the flavors and aromas so appreciated by the world’s top chefs.
Another important crop on the island is sugar cane. A dozen varieties are grown, but this sugar isn’t destined to sweeten your coffee. Instead it is transformed into a delicious medal-winning rum. The Island of Taha’a is also home to one of the first officially recognized organic rums.